Christ United Methodist Church

301 E Drake Road

Fort Collins, Colorado

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October 16, 2020

Dear Members, Friends, and Neighbors,

Sunday, October 18, we celebrate Laity Sunday. Cindi Ross-Bell will be bringing us the message for both services. Laity Sunday is a special Sunday defined by General Conference “to celebrate the ministry of all Christians” (2016 Book of Discipline, ¶ 264.2). Traditionally observed on the third Sunday in October (this year, October 18), Laity Sunday is one way we express the deep conviction that all are called to participate in God’s mission and live this calling through the ministry of the church. Read more about the history of Laity Sunday.

Worship with us this Sunday, via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. Please do not log in before 9 a.m. Thank you.

See our Q & A Corner for information about resuming worship in the Sanctuary. Click here for the document.

Click here for the 9:30 a.m. Sunday bulletin order of worship. Click here for this week's announcements and click here for our prayer list. The program for the "Gathering" will be printed out and available Sunday morning,

Social Time Sunday morning:  After worship, please disconnect from Zoom. At 10:30,  please click here for the Social Time Zoom link to join in a “Breakout Room.”  These will be small groups of 6 or 7 and you will be able to talk to and see each other through Zoom. If you have been comfortable in your casual wear for worship, keep in mind that during Social Time, the others will be able to see you. In the spirit of coffee fellowship, bring your coffee, tea, juice, and snack to Social Time. You will automatically be placed into a group after you join. We have these set to end promptly at 11:00 a.m. so you will need to be wrapping up conversations by 11:00.  

The Gathering, an informal worship service, meets in the church Peace Garden on the south side of our building at 11 a.m. Sunday mornings. We will be celebrating World Communion Sunday this week.  See article following this letter with all the details about The Gathering. 

Recordings are available all week on our website.   Listen/Watch Weekday Devotionals and previous Sunday Worship from Pastor Aaron.  

11 am Sunday School, Bible Studies and Committee Meetings: All being held via Zoom. Contact the office if you need more information on joining a Bible Study or attending Sue's Sunday School class.

Want to know more about Christ UMC? Pastor Aaron is interested in starting a zoom information/membership class. You will find out some things about The United Methodist Church, the history of Christ UMC, and of course what it means to have faith and belief in God. If interested, please contact Pastor Aaron at the church or 303-907-7692. Maybe three meetings and we can begin with one – two – three... See you there. 


A survey was sent out to our group contact list. If you didn't get the survey and you are the contact for a group that uses a room here, please let Debbie in the church office know. Groups/meetings/classes are gradually starting to resume in person here at the church. If you want to meet outside or inside, you must fill out a room request form, sign our COVID-19 Building User Agreement and Building Use Agreement forms, and read our revised Building Use Policy.  The links to those documents  are on our contact us page.  There are new occupancy limits for each of our classrooms so you will need to work with Debbie in the office to determine what space will work for you.  If you are hoping to have internet access for your meeting, you will need to bring your device to the church and see if you get service in the room your meeting will be held.  If your group is already meeting, inside or outside, please contact Debbie in the office to be sure all documents are complete.

Don't forget - - anytime you come to church - - we have a table set up with a form to fill out to comply with county contact regulations. Don't worry, it's short and simple. 

If you are in a position to support our church financially, we have a message from our finance committee .  To donate directly on our website, go to our Giving page. We thank you for all of your support given in so many ways. Not only your financial donations as you are able but also your words of encouragement and love.

We pray that you are safe and well at this moment. 

God Bless!

Pastor Aaron Gray and Staff

The Gathering

The Gathering , an informal worship service, meets every Sunday at 11 a.m. They meet in the church Peace Garden (south end of the building). The garden will be marked for social distancing, but it will still be a way to connect with each other in a more personal way.


Who Should Attend?

  • People who are well.
  • People who cannot attend online.
  • People who feel it is right for them and their family.

Things to know:

  • Bring your own chair.
  • Masks are required. Please bring your own. If you forget, we have one for you.
  • Pastor will use a microphone.
  • Music will be pre-recorded.
  • Bring your own Bible. Hymns & psalters will be spoken.
  • Offerings will be placed in baskets prior to the service.
  • Communion (first Sunday of the month) will be pre-packaged.
  • Be aware of social distancing. Smiles and waves encouraged.
  • Bring your own coffee or beverage if desired.
  • The main doors of church will be open for restroom use if needed.
  • No childcare or Sunday School will be offered. Children will sit with their parents.
  • The 9:30 worship is only being offered via Zoom.
  • Zoom Social time will still be 10:30 - 11 a.m. and Sunday School at 11 a.m.
  • The Gathering will last about 30 minutes and will not be recorded or streamed.
  • They will move indoors if the weather inclement.

Who Should Not Attend?

  • Anyone with a fever or flu-like symptoms
  • Anyone in contact with someone who has Covid-19.
  • Anyone who does not feel comfortable attending at this time.

Please contact Pastor Aaron if you would like more information. Spread the word if you think of persons who might be interested. 

welcome to Christ  United Methodist Church

You've discovered a warm and open church in the heart of Fort Collins, Colorado. We are a welcoming Christian community where Jesus Christ equips and empowers ordinary people to serve in extraordinary ways.

Please join us Sunday morning as we gather for worship, study, and fellowship.

  • Christian Education for Adults - 8:15 am
  • Christian Education for Children for ages 3 through 13 - 9:30 am
  • Traditional worship - 9:30 am
  • Celebrate the Lord's Supper - the first Sunday of every month
  • Child Care available
  • Coffee and Fellowship - 10:30 am.

Check out our calendar for church and community meetings and events. To find out more about us, explore the pages of this website and visit us at 301 E. Drake Road in Fort Collins anytime. You can also find us on Facebook. We welcome your comments and likes! 

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